5 Features You’ll Love about the 2017 Kia Sedona

October 12th, 2017 by

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The Kia Sedona is an affordable minivan that has room for up to eight passengers and comes with loaded with technology and comfort features. For 2017, Kia added some new optional features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They also added a new, insulated windshield to help quiet the ride. Here are some of the other features you’ll love about the 2017 Kia Sedona.

The Trim Levels

The Sedona comes in five different trim levels, so you can get exactly the features you want. The base level L trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the LX trim adds power-folding mirrors and power-sliding side doors. The EX trim comes with 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, and roof rails, and it also adds a height-adjustable power liftgate. The SX trim adds some interior comfort features and some safety features, while the SX Limited comes with 19-inch wheels and advanced driver assist safety systems.

The Engine and Performance

The Sedona has a 3.3-liter V6 engine that generates 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Kia pairs this with a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, they all have front-wheel drive. The Sedona offers a smooth ride, and with additional features such as the acoustically insulated windshield, this minivan travels quietly down the highway.

You can also get quite a few miles out of a tank of gas in this vehicle. The EPA ratings give this 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 mpg in the city.

The Interior

The Sedona’s cabin is spacious and comfortable, and it features a few different seating options. This minivan is the only one in its class to offer lounge seating in the second row. These captain’s chairs recline back to almost 25 degrees of horizontal, and the vertical sections underneath the seats come out to create a footrest, so you can stretch out and put your feet up.

The middle row seats also fold up and slide up toward the front row to maximize the amount of storage space. The third-row seats fold down to below the floor level to create a flat floor for cargo.

The Technology

All the models come with Bluetooth, and while the lower trims have a 5-inch screen, the EX trim comes standard with a 7-inch display and Kia’s VUO3 telematic system. The higher trims also add an extra USB port. If you want to bump up to the SX, you’ll get an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an upgraded stereo system.

Safety Features

A rearview camera comes standard on all the trims, and if you want advanced driver assist safety systems, you can bump up to the SX Limited. This comes with forward collision warning with mitigation, lane departure warning, and a surround-view, 360-degree camera.

The 2017 Kia Sedona packs a lot of punch for a budget-friendly vehicle. It has the comfort features to keep everyone happy, the technology for the kids, and the safety features for parents who want to keep their family safe.

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